San Cristobal, Venezuela, May 2, 2019 / 15:01 pm
Members of the Venezuelan National Guard attacked a Catholic church in San Cristobal Wednesday, amid nationwide protests against the government of president Nicolas Maduro.
Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodriguez of San Cristóbal de Venezuela said May 1 that "this afternoon a horde of Bolivarian National Guardsmen attacked Our Lady of Fatima church in Barrio Sucre of San Cristóbal."
A Mass was ending, he said, "when two (members of) the GNB entered the church on a motorcycle."
Bishop Moronta said that "the pastor came down from the rectory in order to stop them," but "in the attempt to dialogue, a horde of 40 GNB arrived trying to enter."